At equi supermarket you will discover a comprehensive range of saddle pads and numnahs. But what is the difference between a saddlepad and a numnah and which should you choose?
Both saddlepads and numnah’s have two principle purposes. These are to protect your valuable saddle and to protect your horse’s back. They soak up sweat which would damage your saddle and prevent the saddle from rubbing as this can result in pressure sores. The shock absorbing qualities of saddelpads and numnahs make life more comfortable for your horse and for you. The padding can also help you to achieve a good fit with your saddle.
So saddlepads and numnahs serve the same purpose but numnahs are more saddle shaped and are larger and so are more visible when fitted.
Saddle pads are available in a variety of colours and with different levels of padding to suit dressage riding and jumping. You can choose from wool, fleece, quilted and acrylic numnahs. Wool numnahs are great for regulating your horse’s temperature and have anti-bacterial properties. But these styles tend to be more costly and are more difficult to care for than synthetic styles. Synthetic numnahs are easy to wash but may not have a lifespan to match a woollen style.
You could require more than one saddlepad or numnah. Thinner styles are more suitable for the summer months but your horse could benefit from more insulation in the winter. It is also useful to have a spare for when you are washing your numnah.
You might have been wondering how numnah’s got their name. It is derived from the Urdu term namda. As with much equestrian terminology, the name originated in India. Although numnah is a term used regularly in the UK and Australia, it is rarely heard elsewhere.
We have a great choice of saddlepads and numnahs for you here at Equi Supermarket. With the pick of the Nuumed, Schockemohle, Bridelway, Shires, Caldene and Rambo styles there is sure to be the right saddlepad for you and your horse. We offer these high quality styles at the lowest prices so why shop anywhere else?